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Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 7/29/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Monday July 29, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, CO
The Line
Colorado Rockies +135 / Los Angeles Dodgers -155
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Colorado Rockies meet in the opener of a three game NL West division set in MLB action from Coors Field on Monday night.

The Los Angeles Dodgers will look to rebound after failing to complete the sweep of the Nationals on Sunday with an 11-4 loss in the series finale. Corey Seager had a home run and three RBIs while Matt Beaty had a double and an RBI to round out L.A.’s scoring as a team in the loss. A.J. Pollock had a double while Will Smith added a base hit as well as the Dodgers cranked out just four hits as a team in the losing effort. Walker Buehler took the loss, falling to 9-2 on the year after allowing seven runs, four earned, on eight hits while walking three and striking out six over 5.1 innings of work. Kenta Maeda will start the opener and is 7-7 with a 3.81 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. In his career, Maeda is 6-3 with a 2.41 ERA and 87 strikeouts against Colorado.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win after losing five of their last seven games, including a 3-2 loss in the rubber match of their series with Cincinnati on Sunday. Yonder Alonso had a home run and both of Colorado’s RBIs in the losing effort. David Dahl and Trevor Story each had a double with Dahl going 2 for 5 at the dish. Ryan McMahon had two hits while Nolan Arenado, Ian Desmons and Garrett Hampson each had a base hit as well in the defeat. Peter Lambert allowed two runs on six hits while striking out four over five innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Jake McGee took the loss in relief, falling to 0-2 on the year as a result. Jon Gray will start the opener and is 9-7 with a 4.05 ERA and 128 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 4-5 with a 4.75 ERA and 71 strikeouts against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles is 3-7 in Maeda’s last 10 road starts and 48-20 in their last 68 division games while the over is 7-2 in their last 9 road games. Colorado is 5-1 in Gray’s last 6 home starts and 0-8 in their last 8 division games while the over is 12-5 in their last 17 home games. Los Angeles is 21-8 in the last 29 meetings between these two teams and 5-2 in Maeda’s last 7 starts against Colorado.

Getting Gray at home with plus money doesn’t sound too bad, given the fact that Gray has pitched better at Coors Field than he has on the road, sporting a 3.90 ERA at home this season, combined with the fact that Maeda has an ERA over five on the road this year. However, Gray’s last home start saw him allow six runs in 5.1 innings of work while Maeda has allowed just three runs in nearly ten innings at Coors Field this season and has had success against the Rockies in his career. The Dodgers are also playing the much better baseball of the two sides over the last month, so I’ll lay the juice with the Dodgers in this one.

Pick:
Los Angeles Dodgers -155

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